San Francisco Wedding Venue
300 Finley Road at Arguello Gate, The Presidio
San Francisco, California 94129
Since 1776, the Presidio has guarded the Golden Gate, first for Spain, then Mexico, and finally for the United States. Then, as now, the Presidio was one big beautiful piece of California coastland. Today, its 1,500 acres of eucalyptus, cypress, pine forest, coastal wild flowers, and ocean and bay views are a national park site, and the 7,000-square-foot Clubhouse is a fine place to host a wide spectrum of events.
The Clubhouse has a casually refined look that makes you want to step inside. The interior, a blend of Mission-style architecture and Maybeck-inspired, landscape-friendly details, features cathedral ceilings, exposed fir beams, cherrywood trim and paneling, and a large limestone fireplace. Five French doors extend its largest dining area onto the Tented Terrace, which is perfect for any style of function from barbecue to black-tie. From here you also have an excellent view of the final green of the Presidio’s historic 18-hole golf course. President Theodore Roosevelt reviewed the command on the Presidio Golf Links in 1903, and many a golfer of note—including TR himself, Dwight Eisenhower, Bing Crosby and Arnold Palmer—has played through on its fairways.
Of course, the close proximity of Bentgrass greens and well-maintained parklands is a powerful lure. Party plans could easily include a bit of golf practice or a short nature hike. But more likely, guests will simply want to sit back and enjoy the fresh air and the vista—lush green lawns, pine and eucalyptus groves, and the lovely neighborhood homes, all looking very low-rise from this vantage point on a gentle crest.
The Palmer Room (named for Arnold Palmer, of course!), provides cozier quarters just right for smaller meetings, breakfasts, luncheons or dinners, and the Palmer Terrace and lawn—with its garden setting and pine-curtained bay views—allows celebrants to take the dining and good times outdoors.
CEREMONY CAPACITY: The Outdoor Terrace holds up to 150, the South Lawn accommodates 220, and the Palmer Lawn holds 130 seated guests.
EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The Cafe holds 80 seated or 125 standing guests, the Palmer Room 40 seated or 50 standing guests, and the entire Clubhouse 130 seated or 150 standing guests. The Clubhouse and Tented Terrace combined hold 200 seated.
MEETING CAPACITY: The Palmer Room accommodates up to 50 guests seated theater-style or 30 guests seated conference-style. The entire facility holds 120 seated.
For events, 50% of the estimated event total is required to reserve your date; the balance is due 10 days prior to the event. Room rental fees change per season, but range from $500–1,000 for a daytime event to $5,000 for use of the Clubhouse and Tented Terrace. Meals range $25–50/person for lunch and $55–125/person for dinner. Tax, alcohol and a 21% service charge are additional, as is a $3/person cake-cutting fee.
Special Events, Parties
Catering: in-house, no BYO
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restroom: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: provided
Bride’s Dressing Area: no
Meeting Equipment: CBA, extra charge
Parking: large complimentary lot
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: no
View: fairways, park
Other: event coordination
Golf Course Fairways
Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Golf Course/Golf Clubhouse
Alcohol: in-house or corkage $15/bottle
Smoking: outside only
Music: amplified OK indoors
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: not required
BYO w/ Corkage Fee
Year-round, daily, dawn until midnight.